`Mishra is the favoured Opposition Leader of the ruling party`

Congress legislature party member Manas Bhuniya on Monday said CPI(M) member and Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra was the "favoured Opposition Leader of the ruling party".

Kolkata: Congress legislature party member Manas Bhuniya on Monday said CPI(M) member and Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra was the "favoured Opposition Leader of the ruling party".

"The CPI(M) is having 39 members and the Congress 40," he told reporters in the Assembly premises here, adding the rules of the Assembly clearly state the party with the second highest number of members would be given the status of the Opposition.

"But it seems that Mishra is the favoured Leader of the Opposition of the ruling party," he said.

With suspended Congress member Ajay Dey joining the Trinamool Congress, Bhuniya said strength of the Congress would come down to 39.

Bhuniya blamed the Trinamool Congress for breaking into the Congress by luring its members.

"This is a dangerous game and is not good for Parliamentary democracy," he added.

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